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Last Run of the Year
Moonrock Café via Uriarra Crossing

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Continuing the popularity of this run from 2009, we had no less than 38 bikes and a few old cars on this run, the last for 2010. The weather was superb, the traffic light and no breakdowns. The run was forecast to go to Uriarra Crossing initially, however, without volunteers for back-up and BBQ trailers, we were forced to select a site with a phone, coffee, tea and some tucker.

This year's event was run in glorious riding weather, with 24° Celsius, no wind and virtually no traffic. Once again the BSA's showed the greater numerical strength in the oldest bike stakes. They must surely be amongst the most reliable of the older bikes in our hobby.

As usual, we assembled at The Services Club and after a chin wag and riders brief, we all had a very pleasant and stress relieving ride to the Moon Rock Café. The site has some very good displays on Australia's involvement in the NASA Lunar Exploration program. There was still no mention of Andy Warhol or Section 52 of the Arizona Desert, (for the Lunar Denial Fan Club members!).

On-site most members opted for one of the gourmet pies and a mugguccino or similar. Not expensive and very tasty. There was plenty to look at and the time appeared to disappear all too rapidly. Much exercise was to be had with the great Australian salute keeping the flies at bay.

Peter Davey rode the oldest bike , an excellently preserved 1933 BSA Blue Star, which is just too good to restore. It was good to see Geoff Nicholas out on a bike again after working out of town for the last few years. It was again on one of PJD's BSA's, a lovely 1950 B31 (350?). As this goes to print there is a very strong rumour that PJD has purchased a Thirties Y12 and an ex Racing OHC 50's BSA Gold Star. Unfortunately no-one except the Police Radar Cameras has any photos of the bikes on the ride so we have not included any snaps with this report.

Around Two-ish, members drifted home in both directions via Cotter for Northsiders or Point Hut for the Southsiders. It was a very pleasant run and many thanks to Mick Gentleman for organising the run. Many thanks to everyone for not breaking down as there was no back up trailer on the run. It is always very comforting to have the back-up trailer assistance available.

See everyone on the next ride. - Peter Toet

ROLL CALL

Name
Year
Machine
Peter Davey
1933
BSA Blue Star 500cc
Peter Toet
1934
BSA Sloper OHV 600
Anthony Merz
1942
BSA M20
John Waldron
1948
Ariel VB600
Dean Davidson
1949
Vincent Black Shadow
Geoff Nicholas
1950
BSA B31
Jim Greethead
1964
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Peter White
1969
Norton Commando
Cheryl Boyce
1969
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Lorraine Litster
1970
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Allan Boyd
1971
BMW R60/5
Phil Donges
1972
Norton Commando
Len Skipper
1972
Triumph Daytona T100R
Natalie Markland
1973
Honda 350/4
Tony Merz
1975
Triumph T150
Dick Stubbs
1976
Honda 360
Richard Stanfield
1977
Honda 400 Four
Denis Murphy
1977
Yamaha SR500
Max Fielding
1980
BMW R100RS
Colin Whittaker
1980
Honda CX500
Chris Young
1982
BMW R80ST
Jene Hattley
1997
Yamaha GPX 250
Greg Carmody
1998
Honda VTR
Trevor Fowler
1998
Triumph Thunderbird Sport
John Broad
2000
Kawasaki W650
Ken Keeling
2000
Kawasaki W650
Peter Radtke
2000
Kawasaki W650
John Ramsay
2001
BMW F650 GS
Neil Trama
2001
Cagiva Raptor
Bob Courtney
2001
Triumph Bonneville
Chris Boyd
2004
Honda Postie
Wayne Smith
2005
Yamaha Deus 400
Caroline Bradly
2006
BMW Dakar
John Somerville
2006
Triumph T100
Simon Whittaker
2006
Triumph Thruxton
Joe Hattley
2007
Yamaha ZZR250
Paul Madden
2010
Hayabusa
Ray Lalic
2010
Triumph Bonneville
Pat Meany
1962
Ford XL








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